October 26, 2015
Thanksgiving in Canada is always the second weekend in October. It's a long weekend and families choose to have the traditional meal either on the Sunday or the Monday. Each year, we make that decision based on who is able to attend. I love it when we decide to have it on Sunday, as it's a busy day and having a day off on the Monday is an extra bonus!
This year, our little guy had to visit with his dad, so we decided to postpone Thanksgiving and wait until he would be back home. We chose the weekend of October 25th as our alternative Thanskgiving Dinner date. As we've had a long and colorful fall, this was an easy option. After moving at the end of June to our new home, performing in two Fringe Festivals, putting on two big events (August 30th and October 4th), and getting our preschool year underway at our centre, we then decided to book our holiday to begin on the 10th, when we would have normally started Thanksgiving. We came home on the 20th and we're now back in to routine. This week, getting ready for our dinner was a busy time. But so worth our efforts, in order to provide a wonderful meal, to visit with family and to take time to reflect on the bounty of our life, the opportunities available to us, the abilities we have and the safe environment we live in. We have so much to be thankful for and the thing I am most impressed with is how we reflect these feelings often, not just one day a year. Feeling fortunate to be healthy, warm, full and blessed.
Thanksgiving Day at our house was a sunny
but slightly chilly, making it a fireplace day!
We made a traditional roasted turkey, with
sage dressing, a fall salad with cranberries
and mandarin oranges, grilled brussel sprouts
and sweet potatoes with bacon, a loaded
cauliflower bake, mashed potatoes and pickles.
This fall salad was amazing with nuts, fruit
\and spinach leaves, and spicy poppy seed dressing.
Mmmm! A bit is leftover for my lunch today.
Warm and delicious and worth all the cooking.
For dessert, we had pumpkin pie.
And a turtle cheesecake. Yummy!!
I ordered this beautiful serving dish from a friend.
My little piece of heaven.
Turkey candles to light our way.
How was your Thanksgiving Day?
What were you thankful for this year?